Minimum wage to increase to $9.25 for Michigan workers

LANSING, MICH. - According to an announcement from the Department  Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), minimum wage for Michigan workers is set to increase for the last time in January 2018. 

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the minimum hourly wage will increase from $8.90 to $9.25. LARA says that this is the final scheduled wage increase under Public Act 139, Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2014 (WOWA).

Any future increases to the minimum wage after Jan 2018 will not exceed 3.5 percent, and will be based on the unemployment rate and Consumer Price Index. 

The training wage remains $4.25 an hour for newly hired employees between the ages of 16 and 19 for the first 90 days of employment. Tipped employees may be paid 38 percent of the state's minimum wage. 

For more information about WOWA, Michigan's minimum wages visit www.michigan.gov/wagehour.

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